Ban on private parties indoors or outdoors and “strong recommendation” to avoid receiving more than six non-cohabitating family members or friends at home for dinners or other occasions. These are the main innovations of the new dpcm signed during the night, which will be in effect for the next thirty days.
Restaurants and bars will have to close at 24 but from 21 it will be forbidden to consume standing up. School trips and amateur contact sports such as soccer are prohibited.
Masks are mandatory wherever you are not alone with the exceptions already in force, and also recommended at home if you are receiving non-cohabiting people. A maximum of 30 people at weddings and funerals.
Yesterday 4,619 new infections, down, and 39 deaths, up, with nearly 20,000 fewer tampons.
Here are the main news, contained in the latest draft:
MASKS – Article 1 of the dpcm states that “it is mandatory throughout the national territory to always have respiratory protective devices with you, as well as the obligation to wear them in indoor places other than private homes and in all outdoor places with the exception of cases in which, due to the characteristics of the places or the circumstances of fact, the condition of isolation from non-cohabiting people is guaranteed on a continuous basis, and in any case without prejudice to the anti-contagion protocols and guidelines provided for economic, productive, administrative and social activities, as well as guidelines for the consumption of food and drinks “. Those who engage in sports activities, children under 6 years of age, people with pathologies and disabilities incompatible with the use of the mask are excluded from the obligation. It is also “strongly recommended” the use of devices “even in private homes in the presence of non-cohabitants”.
PARTIES – The dance halls and discos are closed, outdoors or indoors, while fairs and congresses are allowed. The novelty, compared to the previous dpcm, is that parties are prohibited in all indoor and outdoor places. Civil or religious ceremonies such as weddings remain allowed, with the rules established by the protocols already in force. The parties following the ceremonies can instead take place with the maximum participation of 30 people in compliance with the protocols and guidelines in force. In private homes it is “however strongly recommended to avoid parties and to receive non-cohabitants” in number “greater than 6”.
SCHOOL TRIPS – The Dpcm also intervenes on student trips. “Educational trips, exchange or twinning initiatives, guided tours and educational outings planned by educational institutions of all levels are suspended – the draft reads – without prejudice to activities relating to transversal skills courses and for orientation, as well as internship activities “.
MOVE – The squeeze concerns bars, restaurants, pubs, ice cream parlors and pastry shops. “The activities of the catering services are allowed up to 24 with table service and until 21 in the absence of table service”. “Catering with home delivery” and “catering with takeaway” remain permitted, but “with a ban on consumption on the spot or nearby after 9pm”.
CINEMA AND CONCERTS – The limit of 200 participants indoors and 1000 outdoors remains for the shows, with the constraint of one meter between one place and another and the allocation of seats. Events involving gatherings are suspended if it is not possible to keep distance. The regions and autonomous provinces can establish, in agreement with the Minister of Health, a different maximum number of spectators, taking into account the size and characteristics of the places. The ordinances already adopted by the regions and autonomous provinces are however reserved.
STADIUMS – For sports competitions the presence of the public is allowed, “with a maximum filling percentage of 15% of the total capacity and in any case no more than the maximum number of 1000 spectators” outdoors and 200 indoors. The distance of one meter and the measurement of the fever at the entrance must be guaranteed. The regions and autonomous provinces, in relation to the progress of the epidemiological situation in their territories, can establish, in agreement with the Minister of Health, a different maximum number of spectators, taking into account the size and characteristics of the places and facilities; with reference to the maximum number of spectators for non-outdoor sports events and competitions, the ordinances already adopted by the regions and autonomous provinces are in any case subject to.
SPORT – All competitions, competitions and all activities related to contact sports of an amateur nature are prohibited. Contact sports are allowed, according to the draft of the dpcm, “by professional clubs; at both competitive and grassroots level; by amateur associations and clubs recognized by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), by the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP ), in compliance with the protocols issued by the respective national sports federations, associated sports disciplines and sports promotion bodies, suitable for preventing or reducing the risk of contagion in the reference sector or in similar sectors “.